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Wounded Owl Ready To Be Released

The great horned owl that was shot in downtown Marquette in May will be released back to the wild today at 5 p.m.

The owl release will be at Harlow Park in Marquette.

Wildlife rehabilitors at the Chocolay Raptor Center are calling him the most famous bird in Marquette County.

The animal was rescued on May 13 in downtown Marquette after being shot.

His wing bone was broken.

He fathered a family of two owlets in a nest at St. Peter’s Cathedral.

The center’s Jerry Maynard says the owl’s mate took care of the babies alone until they fledged on Memorial Day and that his broken wing has healed and his test flights look good.

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